Benton comes to Detroit in his first NFL stopbringing athleticism and force to the linebacker corps after tallying a career 300 stops at Central Michigan.
2013: Started all 12 games and finished second on the team with 111 tackles, and two sacks, tied for sixth in the MAC.
2012: Started all 13 games and finished the season with 126 stops.
2011: Played in nine games, starting seven of them, concluding the season with 58 tackles.
2010: Played in 10 games and forced a fumble at Hampton (9/2).
2009: Redshirted as a freshman at Central Michigan.
Attended Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) under the leadership of Coach Steve Nye. Was a three-year starter and ranked on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50.
Tim Twentyman covers all the Lions news out of Phoenix including Joe Haden's thoughts on Darius Slay and Pro Bowl snubs at outside linebacker.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is joining with the city of Detroit and S.A.Y. Detroit to revive an abandoned recreation center in Northeast Detroit. Tori Petry reports on the story.